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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000274.txt from 2002/06

Subj: [kl] A (musical?) game
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 12:59:21 -0400

Tony Pay wrote,

>When I was at school, I sometimes played a word
>game with a friend.
>The game is to spin a tale (often beginning "Once upon
>a time...") as a collaborative enterprise. One person begins,
>and if there are only two people involved, they contribute
>words alternately. With more people, you go round and
>round in a circle. You can do it in writing if you want.
>I've often thought that this constitutes a (highly simplified) model of
>the essence of what happens when you play music in a group.
>Has anyone else tried playing this game? And had similar experiences?
>"Once..." :-)

Yeah. We called it jazz.



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